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For games on Wednesday June 22nd these selected pitchers might be had in your league (less than 50% owned in Yahoo! or ESPN) with percent owned Yahoo/ESPN, (team), and opponent:
Jacke Peavy 48% / 40% (CWS) vs. ChC
Kevin Correia 45% / 43% (PIT) vs. BAL
Brett Myers 37% / 32% (HOU) @ TEX
Brandon Beachy 25% / 17% (ATL) vs. TOR
John Lackey 24% / 13% (BOS) vs. SD
Rick Porcello 19%/ 13% (DET) @ LAD
Mike Leake 18% / 14% (CIN) vs. NYY
Clayton Richard 13% / 1% (SD) @ BOS
Nick Blackburn 12% / 6% (MIN) @ SF
RA Dickey 12% / 4% (NYM) vs. OAK
John Lannan 4% / 5% (WAS) vs. SEA
My Pick: John Lannan vs. Mariners
Alternate: Peavy or Beachy (1st starts off DL warning)
Deep League Special: Lannan
I am skipping past all the bigger names and guys who are owned more and going for Lannan again. This guy is flying way way under the radar, as is his team. Lannan doesn’t put up the K’s but he’s only given up 4 ER in his last 5 starts (33+ IP) and he’s given up 2 or fewer ER in 8 of his last 10 starts. I like him against a very poor Seattle lineup. His xFIP and tERA are not promising, but 10 starts isn’t a bad sample size.
Also monitor Brandon Beachy’s first start back from his DL stint – he was striking out more than 9/9 before he strained his oblique. If he looks good be ready to gobble him up.
Season Results (my pick only):
39 GS, 17-6, 248.2 IP, 212 H, 4 ER, 195 K, 68 BB, 2.68 ERA, 1.13 WHIP
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